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Sen. Inouye's congressional papers available to the public

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
Spokesman, UH Communications
Posted: Aug 29, 2017

The Inouye family Bible is estimated to be more than 100 years old.
The Inouye family Bible is estimated to be more than 100 years old.
Rachael Bussert and Monica Ghosh watch Irene Inouye sign the Deed of Gift.
Rachael Bussert and Monica Ghosh watch Irene Inouye sign the Deed of Gift.

Link to video and soundbites: http://bit.ly/2vqkOJO

The congressional archival papers of the late Daniel K. Inouye, who served 53 years in Congress, 50 in the U.S. Senate, are now available to the public via the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library Congressional Papers Collection.

The library recently finished cataloging and digitizing 1,400 boxes of materials it received in 2014. Inouye died in December 2012 at the age of 88.

“These papers reflect the broad range of areas that his work entailed on behalf of the state,” said Inouye’s widow Irene at an August 2017 signing ceremony. “I hope that people, including students, will learn about Dan the person, and Dan’s life in public service, so it will inspire others to think about public service as a pathway for them.”

See the UH News at https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2017/08/29/inouye-archival-papers/.

 

VIDEO SHOT SHEET (1 minute, 23 seconds):

  • Irene Inouye signing Deed of Gift officially making papers public (3 shots)    

  • Inouye family bible and Ken Inouye (3 shots)

  • Boxes of Inouye papers (3 shots)

  • Displays of Inouye papers at UH Mānoa Hamilton Library (4 shots)

 

SOUNDBITES:

Irene Inouye – Daniel K. Inouye widow (6 seconds)

“I hope that it will inspire others to think about public service as a pathway for them.”   

Ken Inouye - Daniel K. Inouye son (11 seconds)

“When I got this handed back to me, it almost felt like a dream sequence, in a sense, because I remember seeing this thing on a bookshelf in my grandparents house.”

 

2 IMAGES:

(Close-up of Bible) The Inouye family Bible is estimated to be more than 100 years old.

(Signing) Irene Inouye signs the Deed of Gift, with Rachael Bussert, congressional papers archivist, at far left, and Interim University Librarian Monica Ghosh.